Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Friday, September 3, 2010

Some Orphans from the Past Week at the Cottage

As I'm almost caught up with my photo-editing, I have encountered some stragglers that are perhaps worth posting, beginning with a Common Loon on the wing at the Golden Hour at sunset on Friday, August 27th:

It was a slow night at sunset on Sunday, though, other than a  Ring-billed Gull on our dock:

The resident Merlin that continues to terrorize the area around the cottage is still quite vocal in the morning and late-afternoon:

I'm not sure that I've done the wisest thing by re-stocking my feeders this week for migrating birds, which could be likened to opening up a restaurant for the Merlin as they feed almost entirely on small birds. So far my feeder patrons have included Black-capped Chickadees, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers, both Red- and White-breasted Nuthatches, Common Grackles and rabbits. No bodies, yet, though...

In addition to the preening Osprey and the Mergie feeding on crayfish, Monday's trip to CKL Road 24 also saw Cedar Waxwings... well as this precocious first fall male Common Yellowthroat:



1 comment:

Ann Brokelman said...

Beautiful shots of the birds especially the warbler. Nicely done Janice. Again some look like paintings.